On Our Plate: Restaurant Weeks in Cincinnati + Palm Springs; Montclair Food & Wine Fest + More

Don’t miss your chance to dine for less in the desert!

Happenings on and around OpenTable…

OpenTable for Android 2.5 is here. Find out what’s new on this app.

* Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Week reservations is here. Book now for 3-course lunches and dinners for $33.13,  May 13-20.

* Palm Springs Desert Resort Restaurant Week reservations are live. Reserve to enjoy special $26 or $38 dinners, May 31-June 16Continue Reading

Obamacare’s Effect on Restaurants; Wine Mark-ups Explained; Will Local Food Lose? + More News

VinoDining news from around the web and the world…

* How not to respond to restaurant criticism on social media. Let this be a lesson. [Daily Mail]

* Obamacare not a recipe for disaster for restaurants. It won’t have the repercussions once feared. [Wall Street Journal]

* Life before OpenTable. It was awful for restaurant reservationists, if this new play is any indication. [NOLA.com]

* Another whine about wine. A look at why some restaurants mark up wine prices so steeply. [The Globe and MailContinue Reading

Dining Poll: Should Professional Restaurant Critics Ever Send Back a Dish?

Dallas Side Dish scribe Nancy Nichols recently took umbrage with the fact that a food critic returned a dish to the kitchen of the restaurant she was reviewing. She’s wondering if it’s kosher for a critic to refuse a dish for reasons other than food safety. What say you? Click thru to vote in our poll. Continue Reading

Printed Food Coming Soon; Edible Insects; After Dinner at The French Laundry + More News

Do we really believe a printed roast chicken would taste as good as this one from Barbuto? I’m not buying it. Literally.

Dining news from around the world and the web…

* Do you want that burger 8 1/2″ x 11″ or 11″ x 17″? Pretty soon we’ll be eating printed food. [Dezeen.com]

* Talk about off-label ingredients. Read no further if you’d rather not know what’s lurking in your food. [The Guardian]

* Bugging out. Insects are the protein of the future. I’d personally rather go vegan, but, to each his own. [NDTV.com]

* Slim pickings. Chefs dish on their tips for creating healthful offerings. [NRN]

* Happy meals. Turns out people don’t overeat just because they’re sad. Which makes sense because I pretty much want to eat whether I’m happy or sad. [Daily Mail]

* Didn’t understand 2001: A Space Odyssey? Me neither, but only because I fall asleep every time I try to watch it. Anyway, this HoJo kids’ menu from 1968 may help. [i09Continue Reading